But did you know that one of the deadliest aspects of life in America is actually something we are not doing?
That’s right. The failure to take essential prescription medications when and how prescribed leads to 125,000 preventable deaths each year.* Just let that sink in for a moment. We aren’t talking about people who are undiagnosed and don’t yet have a treatment plan. This is a number that reflects those who have seen a doctor, have a diagnosis, and have been prescribed medication to avoid a medical emergency. It’s called “Medication Non-Adherence” and according to the AMA, two thirds of Americans with prescriptions are non-adherent.